Longines Chronoscope: Herman Talmadge
April 14, 1954 Participants: Herman Talmadge, Governor of Georgia, interviewed by Larry Lesueur and Kenneth Crawford. Topics: Democratic Party, school segregation, and industrial progress in Georgia.
Longines Chronoscope was a public affairs show in the early 1950's sponsored by Longines-Wittnauer Watch Company, who donated the archives to the National Archives and dedicated them to the public domain. A catalog of the series is available
November 10, 2011
1954 defense of segregation
Highly recommended, esp. for those not old enough to remember the civil rights struggle. Ga Gov Talmadge gives classic 50's defense of states rights and segregation as the Supreme Court weighs Brown v. Board of Educ. Also a chance to hear the now extinct southern slur "nigra". A nice polite way for segregationists to make their point.
April 18, 2009
Rare Early Television
I found this via a link from the Classic TV section, and I think it should be in the Classic TV section instead of "open source videos".
This 15-Minute Kinescoped program is very entertaining, and although the special guest is a talentless jerk who deserved to of been murdered and eaten by the wonderful Prince Vegeta, I still enjoyed watching it.